Frequently Asked Questions:
I don't have a website; how do I get one?Open or Close
If you don't have a website then the first thing you will need is a domain name. The domain name is also known as a URL. It is the name which most commonly ends in
.com. However, there are over 700 Top Level Domains (TLD); some of the most common ones include:
However, there are many others including:
We can help you secure the right domain name for your business; or we can guide you in the process. A domain name usually costs between $10 — $40 per year. However, some domain names can cost much more. A few trusted domain providers are:
1) Fast Comet
I have a domain; how do I put a website on it?Open or Close
Great! You've purchased a domain name! Now, the next step is to purchase hosting. Think of hosting as the place where your website content (files) reside. There are many hosting providers; a hosting provider takes care of numerous technical details so you can focus on the content of your site. A few of my favorite and trusted hosting companies are:
1) Fast Comet
I have a domain; I have hosting. What is the next step?Open or Close
Great! You've purchased a domain name and hosting! Now, the next step is to create a website. More than likely, your hosting company (including Fast Comet & Namecheap) offers a way to create any genre of website (including ecommerce sites). They also offer ways of installing a Content Management System (CMS — e.g. WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal) without manually creating a database (it's all done for you via Softaculous).
Dominick Designs Web Studio can help you achieve your online goals by securing a domain name, offering free hosting, and developing your website. Design. Development. Deployment. These are the next steps we'll discuss.
What kind of website should a local business in Hawaii have?Open or Close
Now that you've secured a domain and hosting; it's time to start thinking about your online goals. What is the purpose of your website? To inform? To present data? To display images or videos? To allows others to discuss and interact? To sell a product or service?
The kind of CMS (if any) you would use depends on the goal of your website. What do you want your visitors to do (if anything)? What is your call to action (CTA)? Do you want your visitors to sign up for a newsletter? Make a phone call? Send an Email? Upload an image or document?
Let's discuss your goals. Schedule a free consultation and we will gladly assist.
I have a website! I want to modify it.Open or Close
Great! You have a website! Now you want to modify it. You want to add text, images, video, or a way for visitors to subscribe, view their payments and make purchases.
There are three primary ways of handling data on your website:
1) Do it yourself
2) Have Dominick Designs Web Studio do it for you
3) A mixture of both 1 & 2
Schedule a free consultation and we will gladly assist.
How do I get people to go to my website?Open or Close
Now that you have designed, developed, and deployed your website, how do you get people to view your website? This is a good question! The answer depends on quite a few factors including:
- what are your goals?
- what is your marketing budget?
- who is your audience?
Getting visitors to view and take action on your website is oftern referred to as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If your audience is a spiritual congregation, then you may not need in-depth SEO because you could encourage the congregation to visit your site in newsletters, bulletin boards, and verbally.
Otherwise, you can get started with our FREE SEO AUDIT by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. With this tool will analyze how well your webpage is optimized for a certain search query as well as reveal optimization errors that affect your page rankings. This is a tool for life. Upgrade or cancel any time.
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